Friday, December 28, 2012

A Much Needed Stress-Fix With Aveda

It's amazing how a two day work week can in some ways feel more stressful than a full five day week. I found myself working only Thursday and Friday this week sandwiched in between two generous long weekends: a five day break for the Christmas holiday and a four day break in recognition of the new year. Somehow the two days simultaneously felt like an interruption to my time off but also a full and insanely busy week given the amount of catch up and preparation I had to do in tandem.

This past weekend I happened to pick up two "stocking stuffer" sized products I've been itching to try from Aveda that suited my two day predicament perfectly.

I absolutely adore long hot baths, so using a soaking salt is by no means inconvenient to me. Aveda claims that the combination of sugar and salt rich in minerals coupled with a relaxing aroma in their Stress-Fix Soaking Salts is clinically proven to relieve stress. Just a few sifts of this product over hot water and I'm instantaneously relaxed: the air above the bath water is magically perfumed with lavender, lavandin and clary sage.

Though I sometimes enjoy perfuming my bath water and having the scent disappear quickly so I'm able to wear other fragrances I typically want to take stress relieving aromas with me as I try to fall asleep. Aveda's Stress-Fix Body Lotion is the perfect companion to a long bath with soaking salts and it smells exactly the same as the relaxing perfume of its predecessor.

Aveda's Stress-Fix range is a sure winner for all of us busy working, particularly during the long and draining winter. As soon as my sample sizes go the way of the draining bath water I'll certainly be purchasing their full-sized cousins as their relaxing properties have already become indispensable during a stressful yet short lived week. 

Have you tried Aveda's Stress-Fix range? Do you have any favorite stress relieving products?